there certainly is a precedent. >> when you look at the trends over the past decade, where do you see the opportunity to cut? >> well, one of the things i looked at was where are the sources of growth over the past decade. you know, of course, with the wars in iraq and afghanistan, about half of the growth has been in war funding. but the other half of the growth has actually been in the base defense budget. we've seen 19% of the growth was in personnel-related costs, 16% was in acquisitions, 10% was in peacetime operations and that's while we saw the total in strength of the military remained relatively flat, the operations of peacetime operations went down, we're flying few hours, fewer tank miles. if you look at our acquisitions, we've got an inventory of equipment that's actually smaller and older than it was 10 years ago. so, really, what i found is that we're spending more on our base defense budget now, but we're not getting more. >> and part of the challenge and the issue has been the d.o.d.